Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.87 / 2.00 Andrew Welch
Program Administrator
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Total percentage of the institution’s employees that use more sustainable commuting options as their primary method of transportation:

A brief description of the method(s) used to gather data about employee commuting, including the timeframe for when the analysis was conducted and how a representative sample was reached, if applicable:

The NYU Office of Sustainability conducted the "How Is Your Commute?" survey during the Fall 2019 semester, starting October 21st, 2019 and ending on November 27th, 2019. Over 15,000 NYU community members were surveyed. The survey asked NYU community members for information regarding their commute including primary and secondary transportation modes, location of departure at beginning of commute, input on factors influencing commuting decisions, and information to help the University calculate Scope 3 emissions from University sponsored travel.

The percentage of the institution's employees that use each of the following modes as their primary means of transportation to and from campus::
Percentage (0-100)
Commute with only the driver in the vehicle (excluding motorcycles and scooters) 6.60
Walk, bicycle, or use other non-motorized means 15.20
Vanpool or carpool 0
Take a campus shuttle or public transportation 76.10
Use a motorcycle, scooter or moped 2.10
Telecommute for 50 percent or more of their regular work hours ---

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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